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How soon can I take a hot bath or jacuzzi after giving birth?

How soon can I take a hot bath or jacuzzi after giving birth?

Depends: 4 weeks minimum for the womb to close and as long as it takes for any incision or stitches to be closed. Jacuzzi or hot tubes frequently carry a lot of bacteria and the maintenance can not be assured. ...Read more

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I have an inflamed anus due to prostatitis. I been told to take a sitz bath. I now have jacuzzi that I sat in for 15 minutes. How hot can the water be? Is 101 too hot?

I have an inflamed anus due to prostatitis. I been told to take a sitz bath. I now have jacuzzi that I sat in for 15 minutes. How hot can the water be? Is 101 too hot?

It's fine: Hot baths are a good idea for this problem. 101° is not typically too hot and permissible. Most people seem to shoot for baths around 102° to 104°. Anything beyond this becomes pretty uncomfortable. Let comfort direct what you do. ...Read more

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How soon after giving birth and getting stitches can I get in a hot tub I gave birth on October 4th 2015?

How soon after giving birth and getting stitches can I get in a hot tub I gave birth on October 4th 2015?

I would give it at: Least 10-14 days before immersion in water. Showers would be okay. Your vaginal wall and cervix are healing from the trauma of delivery, and would not do well with immersion that could introduce bacteria into your vulnerable uterus. Please take precautions and shower until you have recovered completely. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your pelvic area to heal after giving birth. My baby is now 11 months old and I am still having pelvic pain.

How long does it take for your pelvic area to heal after giving birth. My baby is now 11 months old and I am still having pelvic pain.

Variable: Most women heal by 6 weeks post-delivery, but having some lingering pain can happen occasionally. By 11 months, you should be completely healed and not be having pain at this point. If you had a cesarean delivery you may have some scar tissue. I would rec a sono and testing for other causes.11 mos of pain is long enough to create a chronic pain syndrome. Breastfeeding can cause changes=persis pai. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after giving birth?

How long does it take to heal after giving birth?

6 -8 weeks: In part it depends on what you need to heal. In general, your uterus and vagina have healed in usually 6-8 weeks. Any incisions may take longer to heal completely. Eating well, lots of fluid and getting rest when you can will speed recovery. ...Read more

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Can u take a Plan B a month after giving birth?

Can u take a Plan B a month after giving birth?

Yes, you can.: Please find a regular form of protection. ...Read more

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For how long do your stitches take to heal after giving birth?

For how long do your stitches take to heal after giving birth?

4 to 6 weeks: It depends on the extensiveness of the vaginal repair, but in general 4 to 6 weeks which encompasses the post partum period prior to the final check up exam. ...Read more

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What vitamins should a woman take after giving birth?

What vitamins should a woman take after giving birth?

Depends: If you are breast feeding, continue to take prenatal vitamins. You will need to take extra iodine up to 250 mg and extra vitamin d 5000 iu if there is not that much in your prenatal or the baby will be deficient in both of them. If you are not breast feeding, take a good quality multivitamin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take next choice pill 4 weeks after giving birth?

Is it safe to take next choice pill 4 weeks after giving birth?

Yes: Use over the counter Plan B or zne t choice if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long should it take to start your period again after giving birth?

How long should it take to start your period again after giving birth?

Breast feeding?: Depends alot on whether you breast feed or not. Nursing mothers may not start until they stop nursing, even up to more than a year. If you do not breast feed, periods can start as soon as the first month or two after delivery. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take maternity leave right before giving birth?

Is it ok to take maternity leave right before giving birth?

Yes: If you need to be off then you need to start your maternity leave! It all depends on how much time you have off. Ideally it would be wonderful if all moms could take maternity leave starting a week before delivery and then p to 3-4 months afterwards. For many it is a financial issue. If you don't have to have the income then take the time off. Take care of yourself! ...Read more

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After giving birth I was prescribed percocet, how long does it take to get out of your system when breastfeeding. How far back does a oral test go?

After giving birth I was prescribed percocet, how long does it take to get out of your system when breastfeeding. How far back does a oral test go?

12 hrs approx: At 3-4 hours the drug is considered 1/2 gone. At 12 hours it's going to be almost all the way gone. It's so very common for women to have a cesarean section or perineal repair following delivery that requires a narcotic to help with pain. In terms of how long blood test will be positive for narcotic, it's around 36-48 hours. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How long does it take to loose weight after giving birth if formula feeding?

How long does it take to loose weight after giving birth if formula feeding?

Depends: Since you are not breastfeeding, weight loss will depend on your activity level and caloric intake. If you are very active and watch your diet, you should lose the extra pounds quickly. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your cervix to go back to normal after giving birth?

How long does it take for your cervix to go back to normal after giving birth?

Return to "normal"?: The opening of the cervix (cervical os) that dilates during birth closes over 2 to 6 weeks. If this is a first birth, then the cervical size and shape does not ever quite return to the never pregnant configuration. ...Read more

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How long after giving birth by surgery is it take to be able to have sex?

How long after giving birth by surgery is it take to be able to have sex?

6 weeks: After cesarean section, most recommend a postpartum healing time of 6 week's. This is in order to allow the uterus to heal and reduce risk of infection. Additionally, no direct abdominal pressure should be placed on the abdominal area for the first 6 weeks. Some women feel comfortable triing sex at 4 weeks post delivery. In this case, use a condom for bc as well as to reduce infection. ...Read more

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Am currently pregnant and wanted to know how long does it take to clean out my system of THC before giving birth?

Am currently pregnant and wanted to know how long does it take to clean out my system of THC before giving birth?

6-8 weeks: It takes about 6-8 weeks for all thc to completely depart the system. Do not try any of the cleansing products out there because they are not safe for the pregnancy. Stop using thc because it can harm your baby. Thc passes to the baby through the placenta and into the breast milk. If you need help stopping thc, talk to your doctor. ...Read more